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July 30, 2013

Program Associate, Academic Exchange-World Learning, Washington DC

http://www.abso.com/jobboard/default.aspx?JobDetail=169021&JOBBOARDID=505

World Learning is seeking candidates for a Program Associate, Academic Exchange position. World Learning is an 80-year-old global non-profit organization with operations in 77 countries. Through its award-winning international education programs – The Experiment in International Living (EIL), the SIT Graduate Institute, SIT Study Abroad and the International Honors Program (IHP) – World Learning fosters global citizenship by connecting over 3,000 young ambassadors annually across cultural differences and social barriers. Through its International Development & Exchange Programs, World Learning practices what it teaches, undertaking community-driven international development, training and exchange projects in sixteen countries. For more information visit www.worldlearning.org

This position is based in Washington, DC and will report to the Program Officer, Academic Exchange.

General Description
On behalf of various funders, World Learning administers academic exchange programs for undergraduate and graduate students in the US and other countries. Programs vary in duration from one semester to several years, depending on whether a student is seeking a degree or pursuing non-degree studies. These programs often have both academic and cultural components, with students engaging in full-time studies, community service, practical internships, and enrichment activities.
This Program Associate position will be part of the Global Undergraduate Exchange (Global UGRAD) Program team and will report to a Program Officer. Funded by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Global UGRAD Program provides a diverse group of emerging student leaders with scholarships to attend US universities for up to one academic year and opportunities for cultural engagement. World Learning administers the Global UGRAD Programs for East Asia and the Pacific, the Western Hemisphere, Serbia and Montenegro, and the Near East, South Asia & Sub-Saharan Africa.
Specific Responsibilities
•Assist Program Officer in the student application and admissions process.
•Provide administrative support for the program.
•Set up and maintain comprehensive electronic and paper files.
•Assist with program orientations and workshops by preparing material and organizing logistics.
•Assist in making travel and logistical arrangements for students.
•Oversee health insurance registration and assist students with their questions.
•Regularly communicate with students to monitor their progress and act as liaison for questions and problems
•Ensure proper receipt collection and reconciliation;
•Make timely payments including monthly stipends, tuition and fees, book allowances, and insurance premiums;
•Enter and maintain data in the comprehensive student database;
•Maintain an active presence on program social networking sites;
•Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

•Bachelor’s Degree and three years of related work experience or Master’s Degree plus one year of related work experience.
•Energetic and strong team player.
•Office work experience and strong computer skills, including Excel.
•Detail oriented with excellent organizational ability.
•Strong cross-cultural and communications skills.
•International experience.
•Knowledge of U.S. university system or international education desirable.
•Regional experience (Western Hemisphere) & foreign language (French/Spanish) desirable.

To apply: Please visit our website www.worldlearning.org and click on the employment tab to submit your application. If you do not see the job you are interested in, please “search all.” Please note, a resume and cover letter are required when applying to this position.
World Learning is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.


Compensation:
Mid $30k range.

Posted by sjadrich at July 30, 2013 03:44 PM

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